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hard case for a Willson 3400

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:26 pm
by Jess Haney
Hey Tubenet,

I was wondering if anyone has purchased a hard case for their Willson 3400 or 3200 F? I have looked at SKB and MTS but I do not know what size case fits the best.

Re: hard case for a Willson 3400

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:18 pm
by bloke
I wonder if DEG still has any leftover from "way back when".

If they do - and if they require a "dealer" - I'll sell it to you for a very small mark-up.

Re: hard case for a Willson 3400

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:34 am
by IOS
When I posed this question to Willi Kurath, he recommended a Jacob Winter JW 995. This is what I use for my Willson 3400.

See https://www.wwbw.com/J-Winter-JW-995-AB ... 00000.wwbw

Re: hard case for a Willson 3400

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 pm
by JCRaymo
I owned one of the cases DEG used to sell for Willson tubas. I bought it for my Willson CC tuba. Those cases were very well made. I do not know the manufacturer. I wish I had bought one for my Willson 3400. I am using a Walt Johnson case for mine which is nice and unfortunately no longer made but they are heavy and do not roll very well. Those DEG cases I think might have been made in Brazil?

Re: hard case for a Willson 3400

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:12 pm
by jonesbrass
JCRaymo wrote:I owned one of the cases DEG used to sell for Willson tubas. I bought it for my Willson CC tuba. Those cases were very well made. I do not know the manufacturer. I wish I had bought one for my Willson 3400. I am using a Walt Johnson case for mine which is nice and unfortunately no longer made but they are heavy and do not roll very well. Those DEG cases I think might have been made in Brazil?

JCRaymo, I own your old Willson 3500 CC. The case is a beast, very similar to the Hirsbrunner hard cases with wheels I've seen over the years. There is a small tag on the inside that reads, "GWW," which I'm sure many are familiar with. I believe they are made in Costa Rica. The case has held up superbly over the years.
I also bought a case for my 3200. It is one of the amp felt-covered trapezoids sold by the Tuba Exchange. I believe they told me it was their standard size for the St. Petersberg tubas, and it fits the 3200 like a glove. I see that Tuba Exchange now carries the "Grundorf" cases . . . but I'm sure they have cases that will fit the St. Pete and WIllson 3400/3200.

Good Luck!

Re: hard case for a Willson 3400

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:08 pm
by JCRaymo
jonesbrass wrote:
JCRaymo wrote:I owned one of the cases DEG used to sell for Willson tubas. I bought it for my Willson CC tuba. Those cases were very well made. I do not know the manufacturer. I wish I had bought one for my Willson 3400. I am using a Walt Johnson case for mine which is nice and unfortunately no longer made but they are heavy and do not roll very well. Those DEG cases I think might have been made in Brazil?

JCRaymo, I own your old Willson 3500 CC. The case is a beast, very similar to the Hirsbrunner hard cases with wheels I've seen over the years. There is a small tag on the inside that reads, "GWW," which I'm sure many are familiar with. I believe they are made in Costa Rica. The case has held up superbly over the years.
I also bought a case for my 3200. It is one of the amp felt-covered trapezoids sold by the Tuba Exchange. I believe they told me it was their standard size for the St. Petersberg tubas, and it fits the 3200 like a glove. I see that Tuba Exchange now carries the "Grundorf" cases . . . but I'm sure they have cases that will fit the St. Pete and WIllson 3400/3200.

Yes I remember you,

I had forgotten if it was Brazil or Costa Rica. I still my that horn and case. I hope you are still enjoying it. I think looking back on life and things I may have bought the BBb instead of the CC and might have done things differently to allow me to keep my instruments. The one I miss the most was my King Eb sousaphone that was in really nice condition. That one was a keeper well they all were actually. Makes me happy to know you still own it all these years later.
Good Luck!